The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Data Scientist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Scientist
England / South East
Rank 229 234 251
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 7 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.092% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 0
Median daily rate £275 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.27% +46.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7134 8104 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.43% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 4931 4801
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 383 421
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Data Scientist in the job title.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Scientist across the South East region.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex - 5 - -
Berkshire +19 1 £275 -50.00% 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Data Scientist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Data Scientist in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Analytics
2 13 (72.22%) Hadoop
3 12 (66.67%) Python
4 11 (61.11%) R
4 11 (61.11%) Machine Learning
5 10 (55.56%) Mathematics
6 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) Big Data
8 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
8 4 (22.22%) SPSS
8 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
8 4 (22.22%) Statistics
9 3 (16.67%) SAS
9 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
9 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 3 (16.67%) Linear Regression
9 3 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
10 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (11.11%) Time Series Analysis
10 2 (11.11%) Pandas
10 2 (11.11%) CRISP-DM
10 2 (11.11%) ANOVA
10 2 (11.11%) IBM
10 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
10 2 (11.11%) Degree
10 2 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
10 2 (11.11%) ETL

Data Scientist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 3 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SPSS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) Hadoop
2 6 (33.33%) Big Data
3 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) GIS
5 1 (5.56%) MS Access
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.56%) QGIS
5 1 (5.56%) Spatial Data
5 1 (5.56%) Text Mining
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) NumPy
1 2 (11.11%) Pandas
1 2 (11.11%) scikit-learn
2 1 (5.56%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Analytics
2 11 (61.11%) Machine Learning
3 10 (55.56%) Mathematics
4 4 (22.22%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) Statistics
4 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Linear Regression
5 3 (16.67%) Logistic Regression
6 2 (11.11%) ANOVA
6 2 (11.11%) CHAID
6 2 (11.11%) CRISP-DM
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 2 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (11.11%) Multivariate Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (11.11%) Time Series Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Python
2 11 (61.11%) R
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PhD
2 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) IBM
1 2 (11.11%) Tableau